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Virginia Drive politics

| Friday, July 13, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Re. the article “NK fed up with Virginia Drive ‘racetrack'” (July 6): I suspected there was politics involved when I heard about the New Kensington Council's plan to blockade this street.

One of the most outspoken Virginia residents is Mike Langer, who used to be on New Kensington Council and is buddies with Councilman John Regoli. Langer's comments that there is a “torrent” of traffic during the morning and afternoon rush hours is laughable.

Also laughable was the police comment about not being able to enforce speeding on Virginia. I have yet to see a New Ken police car there.

New Ken and Lower Burrell police have been negligent in enforcing the speed limit. All they would have to do is periodically — once or twice a month — park a squad car on one of the side streets and write some tickets. Word would get out not to speed on Virginia.

Thomas P. Link

Lower Burrell

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